For immediate release:
March 26, 2013
Tutor Our Children endorses the “Student Advancement Act,” continues push for increased accountability, reform of federally funded tutoring services
Washington – Today, Tutor Our Children (TOC) announced its endorsement of SB 1360, the “Student Advancement Act,” a bill introduced by Florida State Senator Eleanor Sobel. The legislation provides critical reforms of the Supplemental Education Services (SES) program, including a rigorous external audit, mandatory criminal background checks and external complaint procedures for parents and schools. Today’s endorsement is part of TOC’s ongoing efforts to increase accountability and reform of federally funded tutoring services across the country.
“For years, TOC has advocated – through state and federal legislation – a robust and rigorous accountability system to ensure that students receive high quality support from a wide range of national and community-based providers,” said Stephanie Monroe, spokesperson for Tutor Our Children. “Free tutoring not only works, it provides a lifeline for thousands of children who struggle in underperforming schools every year. We have a responsibility not only to expand access to this critical program, but also to root out the bad actors through increased accountability and reforms in the system.”
Click HERE to read more about TOC’s efforts to increase accountability and implement necessary reforms in SES so that thousands of children across the country continue to have access to the federally funded tutoring services they so desperately need.
Tutor Our Children was created to give a voice to the parents and children who benefit from federally funded tutoring services and the providers, community organizations and faith-based groups across the country dedicated to extending support to the most vulnerable students. For more information, visit www.tutorourchildren.org.